Dogs Help Build Reading Confidence

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s a great opportunity at the Springfield Library to help your child build reading confidence. Next week, children will start reading to Forman, a 2-year-old Shiba. He’s a therapy dog. Children and their families are encouraged to sign up to read to him. Time slots are every 15 minutes. Organizers say reading … Continue reading »

Library to Host Make-and-Take Event

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  A big art party for kids is happening this Friday, Sept. 19th.  The Springfield Public Library coordinated a free hands-on event for Springfield Public Schools students, who will be released early from school on Friday. The library is hosting Make & Take @ The Library: Fingerprint Swirls and Whorls. Children will create … Continue reading »

Springfield Library Adds Hours

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Good news for book lovers in Springfield–the city’s library is leaving its doors open longer. City leaders announced Tuesday they’ll add four hours to the library’s schedule each week. Instead of opening at noon on Fridays and Saturdays, it’ll open at 10 a.m. Leaders say hundreds of people responded to a survey … Continue reading »

Activities for Kids on Spring Break

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If your kids have nothing to do during spring break, the Springfield Library is offering a number of programs to keep their minds sharp and entertained. Next Monday through Friday, the library hosts its Spring Break Science and Art Extravaganza. Planned for this year are science, technology, engineering, art and math activities, … Continue reading »

Springfield Library Holding Book Sale

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A big book sale in Springfield runs through Saturday. The Friends of the Springfield Public Library say things were bustling at the downtown library Friday morning as soon as they opened the doors at 10 a.m. You’ll find all kinds of books from all different genres. The money raised will go towards … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Fee Increases

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield City Council will vote on a number of proposed fee increases. The council suggested raising fees two weeks ago for things like building permits, library services and pet registration. The city cites a rise in staffing and other municipal costs as the reason for the increases. The council plans to … Continue reading »

Free Science Workshops at Library

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Public Library will host two, two-hour science workshops for 6th – 8th graders over the winter break. The workshops are presented by S.P.I.C.E. from the University of Oregon. The workshops run from 1-3 p.m. each day. There is a limit of 20 participants per class, so pre-registration is required. To … Continue reading »